Waiver Wire Week 9 Pickups
Just like final week, Week eight didn’t leave us with a lot when it comes to waiver wire solutions. No a single guy truly broke out this week that is extensively accessible in most leagues. But, at least we had a trade, albeit a disappointing a single, as Kenyan Drake was shipped to the Arizona Cardinals. This worries me a bit for David Johnson’s rest of the year status but does not truly move the needle for Drake a lot, if any, when it comes to his rest of season worth. Chase Edmonds is doubtful for this Thursday’s game against the 49’ers so Drake could be a low-finish flex if he gets a complete workload against this stout 49’ers defense. He must be the backup to whoever gets healthier 1st out of Johnson and Edmonds. On the other hand, Mark Walton is lastly locked into a close to every single-down function and must be a volume-driven RB3 the rest of the way. I have been saying to choose up Walton for more than a month now, so if you haven’t carried out so currently, it is most probably going to expense you this week. As a outcome, Walton is my quantity a single claim for this week. So let’s get down to the rest of the guys you must contemplate heading into Waiver Wire Wednesday. As often, the names listed are only owned in much less than 60% of leagues.
Quarterback | 18% owned
Just before Sunday, I tweeted out that Derek Carr was a prime invest in-low candidate for me. He was having back touchdown machine Tyrell Williams, gets a new toy and the untapped prospective of Zay Jones, Hunter Renfrow is progressing weekly, has a single of the ideal young tight ends in the league in Darren Waller and is anchored behind a strong run game led by Josh Jacobs. Carr went on to prove me ideal, playing a brilliant game exactly where he threw for just below 300 yards with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. Carr has a good rest of season schedule with a 4-game slate of the Lions, Chargers, Bengals, and Jets to close out the season. 3 out of these 4 teams are constructive matchups and with the Raiders contending weekly, his chance for volume will be steady.
Quarterback | 43.9% owned
Kyle Allen practically had us all fooled soon after his hot start out in relief of Newton, but the previous handful of weeks have shown us that he is just a replacement-level talent. Even though Newton did appear awful in the games he played, Allen’s play not too long ago generally cements Newton back as the starter as quickly as he’s healthier, which could be subsequent week. If he was dropped, he could give you with upside QB2 numbers, possibly a lot more if this time off helped him get back to 100%.
Operating Back | eight.9% owned
Right here we are once more. Matt Breida and Jeff Wilson each left this week’s game with injuries. The 49’ers play the Cardinals on Thursday Evening Football, a dream matchup for whoever is carrying the ball for the Niners. If Breida and Wilson finish up missing this week, which is most probably a higher possibility offered the quick week and opponent, Mostert could be a ideal bye week fill-in when a lot more. Tevin Coleman will certainly cede carries to Mostert, particularly if they are up major early, which could lead to Moster placing up respectable flex numbers with upside for a lot a lot more.
Wide Receiver | eight.five% owned
Just after a monster Week 1, Amendola cooled off from Weeks two-six, only bringing in 5 catches for 43 yards. But the previous two weeks, Amendola has posted back to back eight catch outings for a total of 200 yards. The loss of Kerryon Johnson could force the Lions to pass a tiny a lot more moving forward and so far, Amendola has capitalized. He’s worth a appear as a higher-finish WR3 in PPR leagues if he keeps this up.
Wide Receiver | 26% owned
Beasley has averaged 11.three PPR points so far this season and is proving to be a trusted selection at WR. He is not going to blow you away with major games, but it is seeking like he is going to give you with a good floor for the rest of the season. In the subsequent 3 weeks, he will see some uber constructive matchups going against the Redskins, Browns, and Dolphins. With most fantasy leagues frequent season-ending Week 12, he and John Brown could be two guys who can give you that edge you require to get in the playoffs.
Wide Receiver | % owned
We’ve discovered the Mohamed Sanu replacement in the type of Russel Gage. Gage had a good game, converting nine targets into seven receptions for 58 yards for 12.eight PPR points. The Falcons have extended sustained 3 receivers in fantasy and Gage has a genuine chance to be a distinction-maker in deeper leagues exactly where there is not a lot accessible. In smaller sized leagues, you can in all probability do improved but if you are in a bigger league with deep rosters, Gage could extremely effectively be your ideal selection accessible. The Falcons do have a bye Week 9 but Gage must be locked into seven or so targets a game moving forward.
Tight Finish | 12.five% owned
Fells has been hot lately and with Will fuller out of the image, his usage only went up, particularly in the red zone. Averaging just more than 14 PPR points a game, Fells has shown improved chemistry with Watson as of late and appears to often be in the ideal spot. This is significant when dealing with a Quarterback who scrambled and creates plays as a lot as Watson does. With scarce other solutions accessible at Tight Finish, Fells will give you an benefit at the position more than most in your leagues if you are in a position to grab him. He was currently seeking very good with Fuller but must be a low-finish TE1 moving forward for as extended as he is out.
Its that time of the year exactly where it would be a very good notion to reduce that useless finish of bench guy and replace him with a handcuff or higher upside stash as an alternative. So scour the wire and see what’s out there. Really feel free of charge to attain out to me by way of twitter if you are a tiny stuck on guys to grab who match that mold.
- Daniel Jones and Gardner Minshew have been pointed out by me various instances, so I didn’t bother like a create upon them. If accessible, each will make good solutions if you are in a bye week bind or dealing with an injury.
- Even though we all believed Daesean Hamilton was going to be the key beneficiary of the Sanders trade, it turned out to be Fred Barnes (who?) who got the chance and predictably did practically nothing with it. The genuine guy to hold an eye out for is Tim Patrick, who for deep leaguers could be a good playoff piece come playoff time as I anticipate that he will slide in as Sanders replacement when healthier.
- Offered in about 75% of leagues, Chris Herndon must return this week and will be a low-finish TE1 selection to start out moving forward, as the Jets have currently had their bye.
- Preserve an eye on the status of Delanie Walker and Brandin Cooks going into subsequent week. Their replacements, Jonnu Smith and Josh Reynolds excelled this week when named upon. It is not out of the query that Smith could outright start out more than Walker when he gets healthier. Each these guys are good dynast buys as effectively. Walker is most probably in his final year and I totally count on the Rams to move on from at least a single of Robert Woods or Brandin Cooks as they appear to free of charge up cap space to re-sign Jalen Ramsey.